Dr. Andy Rollo: Building confidence is crucial for new associates

Dr. Andy Rollo: Building confidence is crucial for new associates

They're fresh out of veterinary school and might be nervous about stepping into an associate's role. But practice owners can play a crucial role in helping them adjust.
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Oct 04, 2010

Do you remember your mindset after taking your first job as a veterinarian? You had lasted through years of schooling and emerged ready to take over the world and change lives. But you were likely a bit nervous about making mistakes, whether in the exam room, communicating with clients, or working with team members.

Dr. Andy Rollo has been there and shares his thoughts in his new blog, "Confidence: Who has it and who needs it?" Read about Dr. Rollo's experiences and his tips for building confidence in new associates, then add your own commentary on the subject in the comments section.

When you're done, upload a blog of your own to share your views on associate confidence. Of, feel free to write about any other topic on your mind—what's going on in your world?

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